Delicate Details – Sympathy

My card today was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

My card starts off with Emerald Envy cardstock as its base.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the Delicate Details stamp set to stamp the lace at the top of the card in Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay, and Mint Macaron.

Before adhering the Whisper White to the card, I tied an Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon around it in a bow.  I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut out a scalloped oval to put behind it in Bermuda Bay using the Layering Ovals Framelits and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut out two leaves in Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits Dies and tucked it under the bow.

Enjoy!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

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For any new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who joined from January 1st through March 31st, if you meet your first quarterly goal, you will receive a FREE STAMP SET!  That’s a potential 3 free stamp sets in a matter of a few months.

In addition, you’ll also receive from Stampin’ Up! a class video, a PDF flyer with a sample card using the free stamp set, a list of supplies needed to make that card, and a training video.  This way you’re first class is all ready to go!

Now really is the best time to join.  What are you waiting for?  That 20% discount will come in very handy when the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog comes out (which by the way, demos get an early look at and chance to order from)!

For more details contact me by e-mail or phone or click here.

LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

SPECIAL APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN WITH FREE GIFT!

Don’t miss the April Paper Pumpkin kit inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Sara’s style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass.” Subscribe by April 10th to get your kit.  Click here to get yours.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Dragonfly Dreams – Thursday Blog Hop

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock which I layered with Whisper White cardstock.  Over that I adhered two panels, one in Mint Macaron cardstock and the other in Watermelon Wonder.

I used the Layering Circles Framelits and cut out a circle from the Affectionately Yours DSP which I layered over Copper Foil paper.  I cut out a dragonfly using the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and Copper Foil paper.  Before adhering it to the card, I wound some Copper Thread behind it.

The sentiment comes from the One Big Meaning stamp set and was heat embossed using Versamark ink, copper embossing powder, and the heat tool.

Enjoy!

Now click on the button below and see what Amy’s created this week.  Happy hopping!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

*TWO* DAYS LEFT OF SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

SPECIAL APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN WITH FREE GIFT!

Don’t miss the April Paper Pumpkin kit inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Sara’s style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass.” Subscribe by April 10th to get your kit.  Click here to get yours.

SOON TO BE RETIRING 2015-2017 IN-COLORS

Honestly I’m in complete denial that we’re even talking about retiring colors, but as only a good demonstrator would do, I feel I need to give you plenty of time to mourn, eh, I mean, stock up on these colors before they’re going.  Pretty soon these five amazing colors will be discontinued (sniff, sniff).  Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to stock up on them – while you still can.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Special Reason Birthday

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock. I took a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel of Pink Pirouette cardstock and dry embossed it using the Petal Burst embossing folder.  I adhered a delicate doily over that.

I used the Special Reason Bundle to create my flower and petals.  I stamped the flower in Pink Pirouette ink and cut it out using the coordinating framelit.  The leaves I cut out using the larger petal thinlit and Wild Wasabi cardstock.

I stamped the shape around the sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink and cut it out using the larger shape and then cut out the middle using the smaller shape (making it hollow).  I then stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink and fussy cut it out.  I added a small Wild Wasabi enamel circle next to the sentiment.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s challenge at The Paper Players.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

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As if they couldn’t possibly make signing on during Sale-a-bration any better, THEY JUST DID!

For any new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who joined from January 1st through March 31st, if you meet your first quarterly goal, you will receive a FREE STAMP SET!  That’s a potential 3 free stamp sets in a matter of a few months.

In addition, you’ll also receive from Stampin’ Up! a class video, a PDF flyer with a sample card using the free stamp set, a list of supplies needed to make that card, and a training video.  This way you’re first class is all ready to go!

Now really is the best time to join.  What are you waiting for?  That 20% discount will come in very handy when the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog comes out (which by the way, demos get an early look at and chance to order from)!

For more details contact me by e-mail or phone or click here.

*THREE* DAYS LEFT OF SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

SPECIAL APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN WITH FREE GIFT!

Don’t miss the April Paper Pumpkin kit inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Sara’s style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass.” Subscribe by April 10th to get your kit.  Click here to get yours.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

 PRODUCT LIST:

Succulent Garden – GDP#080

Today’s card was inspired by the CASE The Designer challenge at Global Design Project this week.

My card uses Crumb Cake cardstock as its base.  I took a pattern from the Succulent Garden DSP and mounted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card.  I took another pattern (flowers) from the Succulent Garden DSP, mounted it on Whisper White cardstock, and layered it towards the bottom of the card.

I cut a 2″ strip of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and cut the end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped a few of the flowers in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used the Silver Ribbon (Sale-a-bration item) and Linen Thread to tie a bow at the top of the tag.

Lastly, I used the Designer Tee Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration item) to stamp my sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I layered a small strip of Mint Macaron cardstock under the sentiment.

Enjoy!

LAST DAY FOR FREE SHIPPING !

I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on ANY ORDER now through March 28th.

For my local friends, you can let me know your order and I’ll submit it on March 28th.

For anyone not local, use the host code (22DEBSAA) at checkout and then contact me so I can reimburse you either through PayPal or you can let me know what Stampin’ Up! item you’d like for the price of shipping.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

join-now

As if they couldn’t possibly make signing on during Sale-a-bration any better, THEY JUST DID!

For any new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who joined from January 1st through March 31st, if you meet your first quarterly goal, you will receive a FREE STAMP SET!  That’s a potential 3 free stamp sets in a matter of a few months.

In addition, you’ll also receive from Stampin’ Up! a class video, a PDF flyer with a sample card using the free stamp set, a list of supplies needed to make that card, and a training video.  This way you’re first class is all ready to go!

Now really is the best time to join.  What are you waiting for?  That 20% discount will come in very handy when the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog comes out (which by the way, demos get an early look at and chance to order from)!

For more details contact me by e-mail or phone or click here.

*FOUR* DAYS LEFT OF SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Watercolor Class Cards

This past Thursday I invited a good friend of mine to teach a watercoloring class for my customers.  Watercoloring is something that has always been challenging for me and she just has an eye and gift for it.

She taught us techniques using th the aqua painter, blender pens, watercolor pencils, and spritzer.  It was a lot of fun and VERY helpful!

For my first card today she taught us using the wax paper technique.

My card starts with Basic Black cardstock.  The image comes from the Scenic Sayings Stamp Set and was heat embossed using Versamark ink, black embossing powder (retired), and a heat tool.  On that I created the watercolor effect using Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point ink, a spritzer, and watercolor paper.

Once the watercolor paper was dry, I mounted it on Basic Black cardstock and then on Daffodil Delight cardstock.

I then used the Botanical Builder Framelits and cut out two smaller leaves, one in Tempting Turquoise and one in Emerald Envy, and one larger leaf in Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I used a sponge to stamp the edges of the leaves to darken them a bit using Pacific Point ink (on the Tempting Turquoise and Emerald Envy leaves) and Emerald Envy ink (on the Daffodil Delight leaf).

Here’s a look at the second card we made using Rose Red cardstock and ink, Old Olive cardstock and ink, and Archival Gray ink.  This card was colored using a Blender Pen.  The stamps used were Oh So Succulent and Birthday Blooms stamp sets.

The third card we made used Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy cardstock.  It uses Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, and Garden Green inks.  The flower was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using white embossing powder.  It uses my favorite sentiment – “Just a Note”- from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and gold metallic ribbon (Sale-a-bration item).  The flower comes from a retired stamp set.

Enjoy!

FREE SHIPPING !

I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on ANY ORDER now through March 28th.

For my local friends, you can let me know your order and I’ll submit it on March 28th.

For anyone not local, use the host code (22DEBSAA) at checkout and then contact me so I can reimburse you either through PayPal or you can let me know what Stampin’ Up! item you’d like for the price of shipping.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

join-now

Do you have a really long wish list?

Do you already love the product, but would love a discount?

Do you love getting together with other people to craft and want to share this passion?

Now’s the perfect time to join my team!!!  Joining Stampin’ Up! right now not only gets you $125 worth of product for only $99 but now during Sale-a-bration – 2 free stamps sets of your choice!!

My team has a lot of fun sharing ideas and new techniques all while supporting both the hobby demonstrators and business demonstrators.  My upline does monthly giveaways and quarterly prize patrol!  Hands down – it is the best group of crafters!!!

For more details – click here.

SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Easter Tic-Tac-Toe

I am having so much fun with the Basket Bunch Bundle (stamp & matching thinlits).  They’re perfect for Easter, spring, baby, and anything bright and fun!

Today I used the chick and egg image to create an Easter tic-tac-toe card.

My card starts off with Blushing Bride cardstock which I dry embossed using the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  I then cut out a 2″ banner using Silver Foil cardstock and adhered it over the center of the card.

I created my tic-tac-toe by cutting out a 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  At the 1″ and 2″ measurement, I used a Basic Black Write Markers and drew lines to mark the grid.  I used Memento Black ink to stamp three chick images and three egg images and cut them out using the Basket Bunch Bundle.  Before adhering the chick, I stamped the legs in each square. I layered the Whisper White cardstock over some Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhered it to the card.

For my sentiment I used the Alphabet Labeler stamp set and Blushing Bride ink which I fussy cut out.  I adhered them using the outer edge of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

FREE SHIPPING !

I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on ANY ORDER now through March 28th.

For my local friends, you can let me know your order and I’ll submit it on March 28th.

For anyone not local, use the host code (22DEBSAA) at checkout and then contact me so I can reimburse you either through PayPal or you can let me know what Stampin’ Up! item you’d like for the price of shipping.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

join-now

Do you have a really long wish list?

Do you already love the product, but would love a discount?

Do you love getting together with other people to craft and want to share this passion?

Now’s the perfect time to join my team!!!  Joining Stampin’ Up! right now not only gets you $125 worth of product for only $99 but now during Sale-a-bration – 2 free stamps sets of your choice!!

My team has a lot of fun sharing ideas and new techniques all while supporting both the hobby demonstrators and business demonstrators.  My upline does monthly giveaways and quarterly prize patrol!  Hands down – it is the best group of crafters!!!

For more details – click here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Happy Celebrations Birthday

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.

My card starts off with Emerald Envy cardstock as the base.  I used one of the Happy images from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamped it all along the front of the card in Emerald Envy ink.

I layered a pattern from the Party Animal DSP over some Whisper White cardstock and then wrapped some Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon around it twice.

I stamped the “splotch” image from the Happy Celebrations stamp set in Crumb Cake (stamping off first) on some Whisper White cardstock.  Over that I stamped the happy sentiment in Emerald Envy ink.  I trimmed it down and mounted it on Crumb Cake cardstock and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it down before adhering it to the card.

Enjoy!

Now click on the button below to see what Amy created this week.  Happy hopping!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

SOON TO BE RETIRING 2015-2017 IN-COLORS

Honestly I’m in complete denial that we’re even talking about retiring colors, but as only a good demonstrator would do, I feel I need to give you plenty of time to mourn, eh, I mean, stock up on these colors before they’re going.  Pretty soon these five amazing colors will be discontinued (sniff, sniff).  Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to stock up on them – while you still can.

SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:  Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.  During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free!  Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:  With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.  For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.

CURRENT HOST CODE: N7YDAXQS

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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